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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612903/the-value-of-left-atrial-strain-and-strain-rate-in-predicting-left-atrial-appendage-stasis-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Mengruo Zhu, Man Wang, Xinxin Ma, Dongyan Zheng, Yueli Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the value of left atrial (LA) strain and strain rate (S/SR) by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in predicting left atrial appendage (LAA) stasis, in order to find a way for LAA stasis screening which is easily performed in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). METHODS: One hundred and thirty NVAF patients prepared for AF ablation were enrolled. TTE and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) were performed in all patients...
June 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591104/myeloma-bone-disease-pathogenesis-and-treatment
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Elizabeth K O'Donnell, Noopur S Raje
Bone involvement manifesting as osteolytic bone disease (OBD) or osteopenia is one of the defining features of multiple myeloma (MM). Osteolytic lesions develop in nearly 90% of patients with MM, and these are frequently complicated by skeleton-related events (SREs) such as severe bone pain, pathologic fractures, vertebral collapse, hypercalcemia, and spinal cord compression. SREs have a negative effect on patients' quality of life and affect their long-term outcomes, including survival. In MM, the delicate balance between bone formation and bone destruction is perturbed...
April 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585620/-treatment-of-bone-metastases-bisphosphonates-and-denosumab
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László Landherr, Tamás Nagykálnai
Some disseminated tumor cells (as "seeds") feel well in the skeletal tissue, as a "soil", but the humoral crosstalk between tumor cells and bone cells disrupts the normal bone homeostasis (remodeling), which leads to a vicious circle, the multiple bone metastatic disease. The tumor cells could stimulate bone resorption, bone neo-formation or both, characteristic of the primary tumor. This usually incurable condition involves serious consequences, as fractures, pain, surgeries, irradiations, plegias, hypercalcemia, etc...
June 6, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487299/the-first-reported-case-of-atypical-femoral-fracture-caused-by-daily-ibandronate-prescribed-for-bone-metastases-in-breast-cancer
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Robert Espey, Stephanie Grimes, Gary Heyburn, William David Kealey
A 55-year-old woman with bony metastatic breast cancer was commenced on daily ibandronic acid to prevent skeletal related events (SREs). Four years later, she began to experience new lower limb and groin pain with investigations leading to the suspicion of further metastatic spread to her left femur. While awaiting radiotherapy for this, she unfortunately tripped and fell sustaining a fracture to the proximal third of her left femur. Radiographic findings of her femur from both before and after the fall were suggestive of an atypical femoral fracture, presumed secondary to her bisphosphonate therapy rather than metastatic spread...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485692/cost-effectiveness-of-denosumab-versus-zoledronic-acid-for-preventing-skeletal-related-events-in-the-czech-republic
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Joaquim Cristino, Jíndřich Finek, Petra Jandova, Martin Kolek, Bálint Pásztor, Christina Giannopoulou, Yi Qian, Tomas Brezina, Mickael Lothgren
AIMS: This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of the subcutaneous RANKL inhibitor, denosumab, vs the intravenous bisphosphonate, zoledronic acid, for the prevention of skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with prostate cancer, breast cancer, and other solid tumors (OST) in the Czech Republic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A lifetime Markov model was developed to compare the effects of denosumab and zoledronic acid on costs (including drug costs and administration, patient management, SREs, and adverse events), quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), and incremental cost-effectiveness ratios from a national payer perspective...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454732/fluvastatin-prevents-lung-adenocarcinoma-bone-metastasis-by-triggering-autophagy
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Zuozhang Yang, Zhenyi Su, Judy Park DeWitt, Lin Xie, Yongbin Chen, Xiaojuan Li, Lei Han, Dongqi Li, Junfeng Xia, Ya Zhang, Yihao Yang, Congguo Jin, Jing Zhang, Su Li, Kun Li, Zhiping Zhang, Xin Qu, Zewei He, Yanjin Chen, Yan Shen, Mingyan Ren, Zhongqin Yuan
Bone is one of the most preferred sites of metastasis in lung cancer. Currently, bisphosphonates and denosumab are major agents for controlling tumor-associated skeletal-related events (SREs). However, both bisphosphonates and denosumab significantly increase the risk for jaw osteonecrosis. Statins, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors and the most frequently prescribed cholesterol-lowering agents, have been reported to inhibit tumor progression and induce autophagy in cancer cells...
May 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449621/emerging-role-of-radium-223-in-the-growing-therapeutic-armamentarium-of-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Maria Picciotto, Tindara Franchina, Alessandro Russo, Giuseppina Rosaria Rita Ricciardi, Giusy Provazza, Serena Sava, Sergio Baldari, Orazio Caffo, Vincenzo Adamo
During the last few years, the therapeutic armamentarium of castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) has been enriched with the introduction of new effective therapies with proved survival benefit and quality of life gain, including cabazitaxel, abiraterone, enzalutamide, and Radium-223. Areas covered: Bone metastases represent a substantial cause of morbidity in mCRPC with a high rate of related skeletal events (SREs). In case of multifocal pain due to diffuse osteoblastic metastases, treatment with bone-targeting radiopharmaceutical agents can provide palliation from pain...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446664/analysis-of-competing-hiv-1-splice-donor-sites-uncovers-a-tight-cluster-of-splicing-regulatory-elements-within-exon-2-2b
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Anna-Lena Brillen, Lara Walotka, Frank Hillebrand, Lisa Müller, Marek Widera, Stephan Theiss, Heiner Schaal
The HIV-1 accessory protein Vif is essential for viral replication by counteracting the host restriction factor APOBEC3G (A3G), and balanced levels of both proteins are required for efficient viral replication. Non-coding exons 2/2b contain the Vif start codon between their alternatively used splice donors 2 and 2b (D2 and D2b). For the vif mRNA, intron 1 must be removed, while intron 2 must be retained. Thus, splice acceptor 1 (A1) must be activated by U1 snRNP binding to either D2 or D2b, while splicing at D2 or D2b must be prevented...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419139/skeletal-related-events-and-mortality-among-men-diagnosed-with-advanced-prostate-cancer-the-impact-of-alternative-measures-of-radiation-to-the-bone
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Eberechukwu Onukwugha, Young Kwok, Jay P Ciezki, Candice Yong, Catherine Plaisant, Chandana A Reddy, C Daniel Mullins, Brian Seal, Adriana Valderrama, Arif Hussain
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): Skeletal-related events (SREs), which include radiation to the bone (RtB), can occur among patients with bone metastasis (BM). There is a recognized potential for misclassification of RtB when using claims data. We compared alternative measures of RtB to better understand their impact on SRE prevalence and SRE-related mortality. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We analyzed data for stage IV prostate cancer (PCa) cases identified between 2005 and 2009 in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry linked with Medicare claims...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393865/prediction-of-the-potential-geographic-distribution-of-the-ectomycorrhizal-mushroom-tricholoma-matsutake-under-multiple-climate-change-scenarios
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Yanlong Guo, Xin Li, Zefang Zhao, Haiyan Wei, Bei Gao, Wei Gu
Effective conservation and utilization strategies for natural biological resources require a clear understanding of the geographic distribution of the target species. Tricholoma matsutake is an ectomycorrhizal (ECM) mushroom with high ecological and economic value. In this study, the potential geographic distribution of T. matsutake under current conditions in China was simulated using MaxEnt software based on species presence data and 24 environmental variables. The future distributions of T. matsutake in the 2050s and 2070s were also projected under the RCP 8...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392837/denosumab-treatment-in-the-management-of-patients-with-advanced-prostate-cancer-clinical-evidence-and-experience
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Miriam Hegemann, Jens Bedke, Arnulf Stenzl, Tilman Todenhöfer
Osteoprotective therapies have become an essential component in the management of advanced prostate cancer (PC) patients as bone metastases (BMs) have a major impact on morbidity and mortality. Denosumab is a fully humanized antibody targeting the receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL), which has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Europe and the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US for prevention of skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with solid tumors and BMs, including PC...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359783/systematic-analysis-of-splicing-defects-in-selected-primary-immunodeficiencies-related-genes
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Lucie Grodecká, Pavla Hujová, Michal Kramárek, Tereza Kršjaková, Tatiana Kováčová, Katarína Vondrášková, Barbora Ravčuková, Kristýna Hrnčířová, Přemysl Souček, Tomáš Freiberger
Both variants affecting splice sites and those in splicing regulatory elements (SREs) can impair pre-mRNA splicing, eventually leading to severe diseases. Despite the availability of many prediction tools, prognosis of splicing affection is not trivial, especially when SREs are involved. Here, we present data on 92 in silico-/55 minigene-analysed variants detected in genes responsible for the primary immunodeficiencies development (namely BTK, CD40LG, IL2RG, SERPING1, STAT3, and WAS). Of 20 splicing-affecting variants, 16 affected splice site while 4 disrupted potential SRE...
July 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342963/new-insights-into-cellular-cholesterol-acquisition-promoter-analysis-of-human-hmgcr-and-sqle-two-key-control-enzymes-in-cholesterol-synthesis
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Vicky Howe, Laura J Sharpe, Anika V Prabhu, Andrew J Brown
BACKGROUND: The two control points of cholesterol synthesis, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) and squalene monooxygenase (SQLE) are known targets of the transcription factor sterol-regulatory element binding protein-2 (SREBP-2). Yet the location of the sterol-regulatory elements (SREs) and cofactor binding sites, nuclear factor-Y (NF-Y) and specificity protein 1 (Sp1), have not been satisfactorily mapped in the human SQLE promoter, or at all in the human HMGCR promoter...
March 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324052/skeletal-complications-and-mortality-in-thyroid-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Palak Choksi, Maria Papaleontiou, Cui Guo, Francis Worden, Mousumi Banerjee, Megan Haymart
Context: Although bone is a common site for tumor metastases, the burden of bone events [bone metastases and skeletal-related events (SREs)] in patients with thyroid cancer is not well known. Objective: To measure the prevalence of bone events and their impact on mortality in patients with thyroid cancer. Patients, Design, and Setting: We identified patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer between 1991 and 2011 from the linked Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare dataset...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266062/k-t-accelerated-aortic-4d-flow-mri-in-under-two-minutes-feasibility-and-impact-of-resolution-k-space-sampling-patterns-and-respiratory-navigator-gating-on-hemodynamic-measurements
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Emilie Bollache, Alex J Barker, Ryan Scott Dolan, James C Carr, Pim van Ooij, Rouzbeh Ahmadian, Alex Powell, Jeremy D Collins, Julia Geiger, Michael Markl
PURPOSE: To assess the performance of highly accelerated free-breathing aortic four-dimensional (4D) flow MRI acquired in under 2 minutes compared to conventional respiratory gated 4D flow. METHODS: Eight k-t accelerated nongated 4D flow MRI (parallel MRI with extended and averaged generalized autocalibrating partially parallel acquisition kernels [PEAK GRAPPA], R = 5, TRes = 67.2 ms) using four ky -kz Cartesian sampling patterns (linear, center-out, out-center-out, random) and two spatial resolutions (SRes1 = 3...
March 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220258/impact-of-denosumab-use-on-the-survival-of-untreated-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastases
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Hibiki Udagawa, Seiji Niho, Keisuke Kirita, Shigeki Umemura, Shingo Matsumoto, Kiyotaka Yoh, Koichi Goto
PURPOSE: Denosumab reduces the incidence of skeletal-related events (SREs) in solid tumor patients with bone metastases (BM). However, there have been no detailed reports of the efficacy of denosumab in untreated non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with BM. METHODS: The medical records of patients with untreated non-squamous NSCLC and BM at diagnosis at our institution were reviewed retrospectively. The overall survival (OS) and the time to SREs were analyzed according to the treatment for the BM...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210558/bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-jaws-in-advanced-stage-breast-cancer-was-detected-from-bone-scan-a-case-report
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Prakasit Chirappapha, Saowanee Kitudomrat, Thanaporn Thongjood, Rangsima Aroonroch
Bisphosphonates (BPs) are indicated to treat skeletal-related events (SREs) for cancer patients with bone metastasis. We report a 79-year-old woman with advanced stage breast cancer with bone metastasis who was prescribed BPs (zoledronate), then developed osteonecrosis of jaw. We provide a brief review of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this complication.
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205174/identifying-sterol-response-elements-within-promoters-of-genes
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Laura J Sharpe, Andrew J Brown
Cholesterol levels are under tight control within cells. This involves a complex interplay of balancing synthesis, uptake, and export. A major player in the transcriptional regulation of cholesterol levels is sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP). SREBP is upregulated in conditions of low cholesterol, and then binds to sterol regulatory elements (SREs) that exist within the promoters of genes involved in cholesterol synthesis and uptake.Here, we describe a method to identify sterol response elements (SREs) using in silico and experimental approaches...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186130/identification-of-symmetrical-rna-editing-events-in-the-mitochondria-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-by-strand-specific-rna-sequencing
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Bin Wu, Haimei Chen, Junjie Shao, Hui Zhang, Kai Wu, Chang Liu
Salvia miltiorrhiza is one of the most widely-used medicinal plants. Here, we systematically analyzed the RNA editing events in its mitochondria. We developed a pipeline using REDItools to predict RNA editing events from stand-specific RNA-Seq data. The predictions were validated using reverse transcription, RT-PCR amplification and Sanger sequencing experiments. Putative sequences motifs were characterized. Comparative analyses were carried out between S. miltiorrhiza, Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137329/retrospective-analysis-of-patient-presentations-at-the-sydney-australia-royal-easter-show-from-2012-to-2014
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Nathan Crabtree, Shirley Mo, Leon Ong, Thuvarahan Jegathees, Daniel Wei, David Fahey, Jia Jenny Liu
Introduction Comprehensive studies on the relationship between patient demographics and subsequent treatment and disposition at a single mass-gathering event are lacking. The Sydney Royal Easter Show (SRES; Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia) is an annual, 14-day, agricultural mass-gathering event occurring around the Easter weekend, attracting more than 800,000 patrons per year. In this study, patient records from the SRES were analyzed to examine relationships between weather, crowd size, day of week, and demographics on treatment and disposition...
April 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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